Faux lava DIY bead bracelets are a great project to make for tweens all the way through older adults. They are a quick and fun group activity that can be done with crafters of all skill levels!
- Premo Sculpey Ploymer Clay in Black
- Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
- Jewelry Kit
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Oven, Toothpicks, Warm Water
You will need about 10 beads for a bracelet, roll more if you have larger wrists. Once all your beads are rolled, place the salt in the palm of your hand and roll the bead into the salt. Press the salt into the bead and cover it completely. Repeat this step for each bead needed.
Use a tooth pick to make a hole through the length of the bead. Bake in the oven at 275 for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once the beads are cool, wash in warm water to remove the salt crystals.
To begin stringing the beads, cut a strand two and a half times the size of your wrist. Fold the string in half and thread through the clasp as shown below, and tie in a knot.
Once all the beads are strung on the string, place a crimp bead on the string and then a jump ring. Loop the thread around the jump ring and back through the crimp bead. Use the flat nose pliers to crimp the crimp bead. Thread the string through the first bead. Trim the excess string.Google+